UCLA: McCall Jones

UCLA advances to NCAA final in women's tennis

May, 21, 2012
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Top-seeded UCLA survived a nail-biter but held on to defeat USC, 4-3, in the semifinals of the NCAA women's tennis championships Monday at the University of Georgia and advanced to face No. 2 Florida in the final on Tuesday.

This will mark the eighth appearance for UCLA in the national championship match. The Bruins have won two national titles in women's tennis: the NCAA title in 2008 and the AIAW title in 1981. They lost to Florida, 4-0, in the semifinals last season and the Gators went on to win the national title.

McCall Jones clinched the match Monday with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Danielle Lao at No. 2 singles. Jones trailed, 1-2, in the third set before rallying to send the Bruins into the NCAA finals for the first time since 2008. The Bruins trailed USC, 3-2, before No. 1 singles player Robin Anderson tied the match with a 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Zoe Scandalis. Complete results are available here.
The top-seeded UCLA women's tennis team defeated California, 4-1, in an NCAA quarterfinal Saturday at the University of Georgia, setting up a rematch with No. 5 USC Monday in the semifinals.

Cal and USC were the only teams to defeat UCLA (25-2) this season, though UCLA has won two of the three meetings with USC this season.

The Bruins secured the doubles point when the teams of McCall Jones-Carling Seguso and Courtney Dolehide-Pamela Montez posted 8-4 victories. Skylar Morton, Montez and Seguso then posted straight-sets victories in singles to clinch the match.

Full results are available here.

It is the second consecutive season the Bruins have reached the NCAA semifinals. Last year, they lost to eventual national champion Florida.

Women's tennis: Bruins fall in NCAA semis

May, 23, 2011
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UCLA's run in the NCAA women's tennis championships came to an end when the Bruins lost to No. 2-seeded Florida, 4-0, Monday at Stanford.

The Bruins, seeded No. 6, upset No. 3-seeded Duke to reach the semifinals for the first time since winning the national championship in 2008, but the magic ran out against the Gators (30-1).

UCLA (22-6) fell behind early when two of its three doubles teams lost, giving Florida the doubles point and a 1-0 advantage heading into singles play.

Florida quickly took a 2-0 when Lauren Embree defeated Noelle Hickey, 6-2, 6-2 and extended it to 3-0 when Alexandra Cecerone defeated Courtney Dolehide, 7-5, 6-3. Florida's Allie Will clinched the match for the Gators with a 7-6, 6-2 over McCall Jones in the No. 1 singles match.

Andrea Remynse, Pamela Montez and Maya Johansson were all early in the third sets of their singles matches when Will scored the clinching point.

Top-seeded Stanford defeated No. 5 Baylor, 4-1, in the other semifinal.

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